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Sylvia Family History

Sylvia Name Meaning
Apparently an altered spelling of Italian Silvia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

154,473 Historical Documents with Sylvia on Ancestry.com
108,575 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,540 Military Records
2,063 Immigration Records
20,019 Census and Voter Lists
19,276 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sylvia Families

  • Number of Sylvia families
     394 - 785
     132 - 393
     1 - 131
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sylvia families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sylvia last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sylvia Family Origin

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Sylvia Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sylvia

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Sylvia Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sylvia census records

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Sylvia Civil War Service Records

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